From the Bill Chuck Files: Berkman, Braun, Beltre, Price, Matsui and more

Nine to Know

  1. The 1988 Cleveland Indians went 78-84 for manager Doc Edwards, despite current Indians manager Terry Francona hitting .311, current Red Sox manager John Farrell going 14-10, current Rangers manager Ron Washington hitting .256, and current Padres manager Buddy Black going 2-3.
  2. Since 2007, Matt Holliday, Andre Ethier, Robinson Cano, and Miguel Cabrera are the only players with at least 30 doubles in each season.
  3. In each of the last two seasons, David Price has averaged 2.5 walks per 9 innings and 8.7 strikeouts per 9 innings.
  4. Hideki Matsui ended his major league career with 175 homers hit since 2003, the same as Miguel Tejada. Including Japan, Matsui hit 507 home runs.
  5. The Detroit Tigers pitchers set a team record last season with 1318 strikeouts, smashing their 2011 and 1968 record of 1115.
  6. Lance Berkman has hit 360 HR, the same as Gary Gaetti, and has 1200 RBI, one more than Jim Edmonds and one less than Chuck Klein.
  7. Over the last three seasons, 2014 free agent pitcher Phil Hughes has had a 1.295 WHIP and Anibal Sanchez has had a 1.296.
  8. Both Adrian Beltre and Aramis Ramirez have been in the bigs since 1998. Beltre has 346 homers, 1215 RBI, and a .280 BA. Ramirez has 342 homers, 1227 RBI, and a .285 BA.
  9. Ryan Braun, Matt Holliday, and Derek Jeter all have lifetime .313 batting averages.